Family Therapy Boulder Co
Family therapy or family counseling’s purpose is to address various issues that affect the psychological health of a family, such as mental health conditions or major life transitions. It may be used as the primary way of treatment or as a supplementary approach. Family counseling has helped thousands of family in Boulder County.
Why seek out family counseling?
Families can experience the benefit of counseling when they go through any difficult situation that may strain family relationships, such as the death of a loved one, financial hardship, or divorce. In addition, it can be beneficial in treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such as substance abuse, depression, food issues, and chronic illness, or common concerns, like interpersonal conflict, communication problems, or behavioral problems in teenagers and children. Family therapy’s goal is to promote understanding and support among family members in order to solve the problems of one or multiple members. For example, if a child is having academic and social problems, counseling will focus on the family habits that may contribute to the child's behavior, rather than evaluating the child's behavior alone. A more holistic and tailor fit approach. As the family identifies the source of the problem, they can learn to support the adolescent and other family members and work together on minimizing or adjust the conditions that contribute to the adolescent’s behavior.
Things that Family Therapy can help with
Family therapy has many topics it can aid with, outlined are some of the most common found, but not limited to.
What is it like meeting with a Family Therapist?
Family therapy is provided by licensed and certified marriage and family therapists (LMFT). Other mental health professionals—such as social workers, professional counselors, and psychologists—who have learned formal training in family therapy methods may integrate those principles into their work. The purpose this of therapy is solution-oriented and short-term, with as few as nine sessions required, on average. Typically meetings are held once a week and can last for 50 minutes. Family members who attend each session may vary, depending on therapy objectives, and often a counselor will offer individual sessions if it will make the family sessions more effective. Some family therapist offer participation via tele-therapy if they are not able to attend sessions in person.
Approaches that Family Therapy uses
Family counseling methods can include but are not limited to; systems theory, psychological approaches such as experiential; cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic. Family Systems Theory contends that the internal dynamics of the family system can produce and sustain problematic behaviors in family members. All family therapy approaches are designed to help families improve problem-solving, coping skills, communication, and enhance their closeness to one-another. Schedule your free 30 minute consultation today!
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